Boris Johnson set to win a clear majority in U.K. election, exit poll suggests

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  1. Avatar Jaybird
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    Maybe Time should have picked Corbyn.Report

  2. Avatar North
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    No surprise there, may Corbyn’s antisemitic ass rot in agnostic hell. Brexit may have been Cameron’s baby but Corbyn was the midwife and he’s turning Labour into an left wing version of the GOP.Report

  3. Avatar Michael Cain
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    Assuming all the numbers hold up, I’m more interested in seeing the consequences of the Scottish National Party winning 55 of 59 seats in Scotland.Report

    • Avatar InMD in reply to Michael Cain
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      Referendum 2.Report

    • Avatar PD Shaw in reply to Michael Cain
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      The SNP won 56 seats in 2015. I don’t think anything happens. Scottish independence had a thin line to walk for success that included Labour needing SNP support following this election in exchange for a referendum. The independence movement wants to remain outside the Eurozone, while being accepted by the EU, whose members don’t want to give indirect support to other independence movements.

      Northern Ireland on the other hand . . .Report

  4. Avatar PD Shaw
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    Projecting Labour’s fewest seats since 1935. There seems to be a broader problem on the centre- left in Western democracies following the Great Recession (possibly with the exception of Spain). Sometimes referred to as the alienation of the professional and working classes.

    So I don’t know how much of this can be blamed on UK specific factors alone, but they appear to be (1) widespread Euro-skepticism that created an issue ripe for realignment; (2) an opposition leader that was not right for this moment; and (3) the pull of national parties that prevent Labour from forming a broader economic-based coalition.Report

  5. Avatar Jaybird
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    Welp.

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  6. Avatar Jaybird
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    It’s official. Boris has a majority.Report

  7. Avatar Brent F
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    The worst thing that happened to Labour recently was doing less bad in 2017 compared to expectations going in. That gave evidence to the widespread delusion amoungst the Momentum faction that Corbyn was good at this and deserved everyone’s support and the many many warnings they got that he was a milestone on Labour’s neck were waived off as the sour grapes of the almost-Tory Blairites. Meanwhile, the Tories eventually turfed the weak leader who failed that election and ended up renewed and stronger for the next match.

    Even a couple days ago, I was hearing from Corbyn’s fans about how much ground they’d make up in the end and that the polls were lies.

    One of the biggest questions now is whether Corbyn’s cult of personality remains in charge of Labour pursuing their goal of being a 100 seat ideologically pure party or if the defeat will marshal his opponents to manage a successful counter-revolution against them.Report

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